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Canadian Embassy in Beirut: Resettlement Demands by Palestine Refugees Cannot Be Systematically Approved

Published : 23-08-2019

Canadian Embassy in Beirut: Resettlement Demands by Palestine Refugees Cannot Be Systematically Approved

The Canadian Embassy in Beirut said that it cannot systematically accept refugee resettlement applications, in response to demands submitted by hundreds of Palestine refugees from Syria and Lebanon during their rally staged outside of the embassy.

In a statement issued on August 20, the embassy said Canada has been working with UNHCR and other concerned bodies to work out the resettlement file, adding that Palestine refugees fall within UNRWA’s mandate rather than UNHCR’s.

The embassy added that Palestinian refugees continue to suffer from high rates of poverty, unemployment, and food insecurity.

The statement warned against fraud attempts by migrant smugglers targeting refugees seeking resettlement in Canada, saying the Canadian government does not ask for sums of money whatsoever to carry out resettlement procedures.

Nearly 28,000 Palestinian refugees from Syria seeking shelter in Lebanon have been subjected to dire socio-economic conditions and a precarious legal status as the Lebanese authorities continue to rebuff their appeals for legal visas and access to the local labor market.

Palestinian refugees from Syria are reported to lack legal status in Lebanon. The absence of a specific legislation addressing the unique situation of the Palestinians of Syria has made them vulnerable to marginalization within the Lebanese polity.

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon are also treated as foreigners rather than as asylum-seekers and are, thus, denied the right to renewed stays and subjected to forced deportation.

Short URL : http://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/9025

The Canadian Embassy in Beirut said that it cannot systematically accept refugee resettlement applications, in response to demands submitted by hundreds of Palestine refugees from Syria and Lebanon during their rally staged outside of the embassy.

In a statement issued on August 20, the embassy said Canada has been working with UNHCR and other concerned bodies to work out the resettlement file, adding that Palestine refugees fall within UNRWA’s mandate rather than UNHCR’s.

The embassy added that Palestinian refugees continue to suffer from high rates of poverty, unemployment, and food insecurity.

The statement warned against fraud attempts by migrant smugglers targeting refugees seeking resettlement in Canada, saying the Canadian government does not ask for sums of money whatsoever to carry out resettlement procedures.

Nearly 28,000 Palestinian refugees from Syria seeking shelter in Lebanon have been subjected to dire socio-economic conditions and a precarious legal status as the Lebanese authorities continue to rebuff their appeals for legal visas and access to the local labor market.

Palestinian refugees from Syria are reported to lack legal status in Lebanon. The absence of a specific legislation addressing the unique situation of the Palestinians of Syria has made them vulnerable to marginalization within the Lebanese polity.

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon are also treated as foreigners rather than as asylum-seekers and are, thus, denied the right to renewed stays and subjected to forced deportation.

Short URL : http://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/9025